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An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology 5E (5th New edition)

An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology 5E (5th New edition)

By: Rodney J. Levick (author)Paperback

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A good understanding of cardiovascular physiology is fundamental to understanding cardiovascular disease, exercise performance, and many other aspects of human physiology. Thus, cardiovascular physiology is a major component of all undergraduate courses in physiology, biomedical science and medicine, as well as postgraduate study programs for the MRCP and FRCA. An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology offers all the information needed by students and medical examination candidates in a clear, logical, and well-illustrated manner, with many useful line diagrams and tables that support the text and provide proof of concepts. It provides a comprehensive but accessible account of cardiovascular physiology, from the fundamentals of how the cardiovascular system works in both health and disease to more complex physiological� mechanisms and pathways. Learning Objectives, Overview and Summary sections are helpful for checking understanding. The book encourages active, problem-based learning through clinical cases and Further Reading sections featuring primary research literature, review papers, and books.

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J Rodney Levick DSc DPhil MA MRCP BM BCh(Oxon)Professor of Physiology St George's Hospital Medical SchoolUniversity of London, UK


Overview of the Cardiovascular SystemThe Cardiac CycleThe Cardiac Myocyte: Excitation and ContractionInitiation and Nervous Control of HeartbeatElectrocardiography and ArrhythmiasControl of Stroke Volume and Cardiac OutputAssessment of Cardiac Output and Peripheral PulseHaemodynamics: Flow, Pressure and ResistanceThe Endothelial CellThe Microcirculation and Solute ExchangeCirculation of Fluid Between Plasma, Interstitium and LymphVascular Smooth Muscle: Excitation, Contraction and RelaxationControl Of Blood Vessels: I. Intrinsic ControlControl Of Blood Vessels: II. Extrinsic Control by Nerves and HormonesSpecialization in Individual CirculationsCardiovascular Receptors, Reflexes and Central ControlCoordinated Cardiovascular ResponsesCardiovascular Responses in Pathological Situations

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780340942048
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780340942048
  • weight: 1021
  • ISBN10: 0340942045
  • edition: 5th New edition

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